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Garden City set to host 2018 cross country national championships

Garden City set to host 2018 cross country national championships

By Mike Pilosof

Garden City, KS-The spotlight will once again shine on Garden City.

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that Garden City Community College will host the 2018 Division I Cross Country National Championship meet.

"It's a great day to be in Garden City," Broncbuster athletic director John Green said. "This is just the beginning. We are very excited and honored to host this national event."

Garden City is no stranger to hosting big events. Buffalo Dunes is set to welcome in the best NJCAA Division I golfers in the country in May for the 2017 national championships. It also hosted the Region VI track meet in 2016.

"We have proven ourselves in the past," Green said. "Our facilities and the great people that work at this college and in this community have made all of this possible."

Other exciting news released by the NJCAA on Wednesday included the reinstatement of the national championship football game. Pittsburg State will host the title contest in a three-year deal beginning in 2018. It will be the first designated location for the football title series in 30 years.

Led by second-year Head Coach Jeff Sims, the Broncbusters won the program's first ever crown back in December with a wild 25-22 victory over No. 2 Arizona Western.

Here is a complete list of the championship locations


Division I Cross Country
– Garden City, KS; Garden City Community College (2018)
– Albuquerque, NM; Albuquerque CVB & UNM (2019)
– Ft. Dodge, IA; Iowa Central Community College (2020)

Division I Men's Soccer
– Daytona Beach, FL; Daytona State College (2018)
– Tyler, TX; Tyler Junior College (2019)
– Prescott, AZ; Yavapai College (2020)

Division III Women's Tennis
– Peachtree City, GA; Peachtree City Tennis Center (2018-19-20)

Football Championship Game
– Pittsburg, KS; Crawford County Sports & Pittsburg State Univ. (2018-19-20)


Division I Women's Basketball  
– Lubbock, TX; Lubbock Christian Univ. & Lubbock Sports (2019-20-21)

Men's and Women's Bowling
– Buffalo, NY; Erie Community College (2018-19-20-21)

– Council Bluffs, IA; Iowa Western Community College (2019-20-21)


Division III Baseball  
– Greeneville, TN; Greene County Partnership Sports Council (2018-19-20)

Division III Men's Golf
– Chautauqua, NY; Jamestown Community College & Chautauqua Golf Club (2018-19-20)

Division I Men's Tennis
– Plano, TX; Collin College (2018)
– Tucson, AZ; Reffkin Tennis Center (2019)
– Tyler, TX; Tyler Junior College (2020)

Division III Men's Tennis  
– Peachtree City, GA; Peachtree City Tennis Center (2018-19-20)

Division I Women's Tennis
– Waco, TX; Greater Waco Sports Commission (2018)
– Tyler, TX; Tyler Junior College (2019)
– Tucson, AZ; Reffkin Tennis Center (2020)

Division I Softball   
– St. George, UT; City of St. George (2018-19-20)

Division II Softball   
– Clinton, MS; City of Clinton (2018-19-20)

Division III Softball   
– Rochester, MN; Rochester Amateur Sports Commission (2018-19-20)